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Refuse Worker Awarded Compensation for Eye Injuries at Work

Posted: July 25th, 2013

A Dublin refuse worker, who was sprayed with burning oil when a cable on his refuse truck split, has been awarded compensation for eye injuries at work in the Circuit Civil Court.

 Kamil Kozlowski (30) from Part West Point in Dublin had been emptying refuse bins in Sandyford Road, Dublin, in July 2011, when a hydraulic cable on the back of the refuse truck burst, spraying hot oil into his eyes.

An ambulance was immediately summoned, and Kamil received first aid from the ambulance crew before being taken to the city´s Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital; where the oil was rinsed from his eyes and a course of eye drops was prescribed.

Kamil continued to experience pain in his left eye and suffer problems with his vision and, after receiving legal advice, made a claim for compensation for eye injuries at work against his employers – Panda Waste Services Ltd of Navan, County Meath.

Kamil´s employers admitted that they were responsible for the accident occurring, but the two parties could not reach an agreement over how much compensation for eye injuries at work Kamil should receive. Ultimately the case was presented to Judge Alison Lindsay at the Circuit Civil Court in Dublin.

After hearing the circumstances of Kamil´s eye injuries – and hearing that he believed at the time of the accident he may be permanently blinded – Judge Lindsay awarded Kamil €15,565 in compensation for eye injuries at work.

Categories: Industrial Worker Injury Solicitor

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